In preparing to deliver one of your most impactful speeches you need to remember not just what you are saying, but also, the physical parts to the speech. What do I mean by physical? Movement – hand gestures, walking around the stage, eye contact and anything else you do with your body.
Sometimes you can have too much, or, too little physical items built into your speech. Here are some tips:
1. Only walk to a different part on stage when you are changing gears/topics.
2. Use hand gestures that add to the conversation and help you make a point, versus distract from what you are saying.
3. Even though you may want to look “above” the audience, make it a point to make eye contact with different audience members throughout the conversation.
Remember to build in these aspects to your speech so they are rehersed.